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Men's Basketball Defeats Michigan Tech 83-70

Ja'Kavien Lewis
Ja'Kavien Lewis

OVERVIEW – MICHIGAN TECH

SCORE:  Northwood Timberwolves 83, Michigan Tech Huskies 70
RECORDS: Northwood (11-11, 8-6 GLIAC), Michigan Tech (10-11, 5-9 GLIAC)
LOCATION: SDC Gymnasium – Houghton, Mich.
RECAP: Northwood leads for nearly the entire game in 83-70 road win over Michigan Tech Thursday night (February 7).

FIRST HALF

  • Northwood was the better team for nearly the entire opening half, as the Huskies led for just two seconds in the opening 20 minutes.
  • The Timberwolves led by as many as 10 in the half before settling for a 37-31 lead at the break.
  • Both teams relied on their inside game in the opening half – Northwood finished the opening 20 minutes shooting 53.3 percent (16-30) while MTU shot 50.0 percent (13-26).
  • The teams each scored 22 points in the paint in the first half.

SECOND HALF

  • Northwood scored the first seven points of the second half to open up a 44-41 lead.
  • Michigan Tech hung around, but Northwood maintained a lead of at least eight points the rest of the way.
  • The Timberwolves' biggest lead was 15 points.
  • Northwood shot 41.7 percent in the second half (15-36) while connecting on 5-11 from 3-point range (45.5 percent) and 11-15 from the foul line (73.3 percent).
  • Michigan Tech finished at 45.7 percent in the second half (16-35) but made just 1-11 from 3-point range (9.1 percent).

GAME STATS

  • FG PERCENTAGE: Michigan Tech .475 (29-61), Northwood .470 (31-66)
  • 3-PT PERCENTAGE: Michigan Tech .188 (3-16), Northwood .364 (8-22)
  • FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Michigan Tech .571 (12-21), Northwood .765 (13-17)
  • REBOUNDS: Michigan Tech 33 (Seven offensive), Northwood 43 (12 offensive)
  • ASSISTS/TURNOVERS: Michigan Tech 10/11, Northwood 16/11

TOP NU PERFORMERS

GAME NOTES

  • Northwood won both games in the season series against Michigan Tech for the first time in 20 years – NU won both against MTU in the 1998-99 season.

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will head to Northern Michigan Saturday (February 9). Game time is set for 3 p.m.